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1The saithe or coalfish, Pollachius virens;.
2NZ Any of various fishes of the family Nototheniidae, of southern oceans, which are predominantly dark with pale marbling; especially Notothenia microlepidota, and (NZ) Paranotothenia magellanica; compare "Maori chief".
3The sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Nehemiah Grew (a1641–1712), botanist and physician.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.